Do you know what is reality, what is true and what is a lie in this world of experiences?
As Inmanuel Kant put it, “We can only know a priori of things what we have put into them before.” Kant with this statement makes a Copernican turn, a revolution that involves a change in perspective, where reality itself does not exist, since each subject is active and transforms reality according to their own experience.
Kant mentions that we can only understand knowledge a priori if we admit that we only know the phenomena and not the things themselves.
Thanks to Kant’s revolutionary contribution, we understand that we are active subjects in our own experience. There is no single reality that influences us as taxpayers, so we are not slaves of our circumstances.
We are creators of our experience
We are owners and responsible for what happens to us, therefore every experience is a repercussion, a return of our thoughts, our emotional state and the attitude that we decide to take at all times.
Surely you have had the opportunity to experience that depending on how receptive we are, we attract more beneficial or harmful situations to our lives. Depending on the degree of openness and where we are putting the focus of attention, we will be able to attract experiences that are in line with the energy that we are putting into our environment.
This also happens internally, we weaken and contract diseases more easily if our thoughts lead us to believe that we are puppets of circumstances and that we can do nothing about them.
When there is a continuous succession of unpleasant experiences, it does not mean that life has turned against us; rather, it means that in some way we are boycotting our experience, through the energy that we mobilize with our thoughts and actions.
There are no bad or good experiences, there are only experiences that each person under the same circumstances can give multiple different meanings, learn different things and get ahead in a reinforced way, or anchor themselves in what happened and self-destruct little by little.
We are not slaves to our thoughts or our emotions
Contrary to what many people may believe, we can control our thoughts and we can indulge in our emotions so they don’t get stuck.
Thought is often rooted in what it is used to, our neural networks are strengthened and automatically activated generating unpleasant thoughts in any situation, if we have reinforced this attitude.
The moment we are not aware of this, we end up being slaves of what we think, believing that there is no way out of our thoughts that cause us discomfort, and lead us to perform actions that confirm the state of our attitude.
We don’t put enough energy into what we want to achieve, so we get frustrating results, and then we wonder why I never get what I want? Why does everything bad always happen to me?
And we get caught up in that vicious circle by creating greater impotence, which is not due to our own circumstances, but to how we have responded to the situation and how we have surrendered to it.
Being aware that we create our own reality, and we are not puppets of circumstances, is the only way to change thinking and modify it; at the very moment we realize that once again we are boycotting ourselves.
Only we can change that, the reality in how we see things and how they are presented to us. The emotional state, in turn, will also adapt based on how we understand each of our experiences, how we live and assimilate them, incorporating them into our learning.
Because there are no good or bad emotions, simply necessary reactions to what we experience. They are indicators of what happens to us, and attending them helps us to better understand ourselves.
Feeling, emotions are released, energy flows, thus giving way to feeling new experiences.
When we cling to plugging one of the emotions by not wanting to feel it, considering it as inappropriate or negative. We are giving it greater strength, increasing its intensity and infecting other emotions, in such a way that an imbalance occurs.
We build our reality, we shape it, we are the architects of our experience, are you willing to take responsibility?
Whether you are aware or not, you are the creator of your reality and your own experience, which develops as a response to the thoughts and emotions that you have set in motion.